Psychology : Contexts and Applications

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A significant revision of Jane Halonen and John Santrock's groundbreaking textbook representing psychology as a science while emphasizing its real world contextual dimensions, this edition has expanded its scope to incorporate information about applications and skills related to the discipline. Streamlined by more than 100 pages, making it more accessible and affordable, the text provides students with a proven pedagogical program designed to facilitate comprehension. Despite significant changes in design and ...
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Overview

A significant revision of Jane Halonen and John Santrock's groundbreaking textbook representing psychology as a science while emphasizing its real world contextual dimensions, this edition has expanded its scope to incorporate information about applications and skills related to the discipline. Streamlined by more than 100 pages, making it more accessible and affordable, the text provides students with a proven pedagogical program designed to facilitate comprehension. Despite significant changes in design and structure, the paramount goals for this text remain true. First, to present the field of psychology as a science in as solid and interesting way as possible, and secondly to engage and challenge students with real world information that will motivate them to learn.

John Santrock received his PH.D from the University of Minnesota in 1973. He has held teaching positions at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the Psychology Department at the University of Texas at Dallas. John Santrock is a member of the editorial board of Developmental Psychology. His research on father custody is widely cited and used in expert witness testimony to promote flexibility and alternative considerations in custody disputes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073975580
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Edition description: 3RD PACKAG

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John Santrock received his PH.D from the University of Minnesota in 1973. He has held teaching positions at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the Psychology Department at the University of Texas at Dallas. John Santrock is a member of the editorial board of Developmental Psychology. His research on father custody is widely cited and used in expert witness testimony to promote flexibility and alternative considerations in custody disputes.
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Table of Contents

Prechapter - Learning to Learn in Psychology

Chapter 1 - The Scope and Methods of Psychology

Chapter 2 - Biological Foundations and the Brain

Chapter 3 - Sensation and Perception

Chapter 4 - States of Consciousness

Chapter 5 - Learning

Chapter 6 - Memory

Chapter 7 - Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

Chapter 8 - Human Development

Chapter 9 - Motivation and Emotion

Chapter 10 - Personality

Chapter 11 - Abnormal Psychology

Chapter 12 - Therapies

Chapter 13 - Health, Stress, and Coping

Chapter 14 - Social Psychology

Chapter 15 - Human Commonality and Diversity

Chapter 16 - Applied Psychology

Appendix: Analyzing the Data

Glossary

References

Credits

Name Index

Subject Index

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